Discovery Elementary



Discovery Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 142
1 141
2 113
3 138
4 116
5 111
6 110
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery Elementary is a public elementary school located in Bakersfield, CA in the Fruitvale Elementary School District. It enrolls 871 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery Elementary is the 474th largest public school in California and the 2,629th largest nationally. It has 23.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 871
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 23.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 37.1
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,629th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 474th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 2,550th out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 336th out of 6,159

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Discovery Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 440
(51%)
1,226
(49%)
 Male 431
(49%)
1,301
(51%)

Discovery Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 485
(56%)
1,350
(53%)
 Hispanic 276
(32%)
861
(34%)
 Asian 50
(6%)
127
(5%)
 Two or More 30
(3%)
101
(4%)
 Black 20
(2%)
60
(2%)
 American Indian 10
(1%)
25
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Discovery Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 809
(93%)
2,374
(94%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 62
(7%)
153
(6%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Discovery Elementary is ranked 5,193rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (7.1%) is significantly lower than the state average of 58.5%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Discovery Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 645
2006 669
2007 656
2008 776
2009 825
2010 865
2011 880
2012 871

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.7
2006 17.8
2007 15.8
2008 19.8
2009 20
2010 N/A
2011 23
2012 23.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.24496124031008
2006
2007 0.30182926829268
2008 0.25
2009 0.26666666666667
2010 0.3364161849711
2011 0.18522727272727
2012 0.071182548794489

Compare Discovery Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,350.0% 23.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 7.1%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Discovery Elementary
Bakersfield, CA
Public KG - 06 871 23.5:1  
William B. Bimat Elementary
Bakersfield, CA
Public KG - 05 491 22.3:1 2 miles
Olive Knolls Christian School
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Private PK - 08 306 11:1 2 miles
Almondale Elementary
Bakersfield, CA
Public KG - 06 639 23.7:1 2 miles
Northwest Christian Schools
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Private PK - 12 83 4:1 2 miles
Endeavour Elementary
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Public KG - 06 756 25:1 2 miles
Olive Drive Elementary
Bakersfield, CA
Public KG - 05 513 21.8:1 2 miles
San Lauren Elementary
Bakersfield, CA
Public KG - 06 406 31.2:1 2 miles
Little Red School House
Bakersfield, CA
Private PK - 01 143 12:1 3 miles
Stockdale Christian Schools
Bakersfield, CA
Private PK - 08 762 17:1 3 miles
Country Christian School
Bakersfield, CA
Private KG - 08 158 20:1 3 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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